Orange infused overnight steel cut oats

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I feel like I’ve been enlightened.

Overnight

Steel

Cut

Oats.

Who knew?!

You didn’t, right? This isn’t something I’ve just been unaware of the whole time is it?

That tends to happen to me. A lot.

Ulysses said they tasted like bubble gum. I don’t agree whatsoever, but that’s not really a bad taste so I figured I’d put it out there for those who might desire some bubblicious at 7am.

These are a totally different ball game than regular overnight oats, which I’m not a huge fan of because of the totally mushy, gummy consistency they have. These are chewy, nutty and have a delicious orange flavor throughout like your morning glass of OJ and oatmeal got frisky in the fridge overnight.

And after attending a birthday party with 15 kids age 4 and under yesterday, that’s about the only kind of friskiness that’s going down over here for a long time.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Orange Infused Overnight Steel Cut Oats
 
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Chewy, nutty and full of orange flavor. No need to spend 30 minutes cooking these, just mix together and let them do their thing overnight.
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Recipe type: breakfast, oatmeal
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup almond milk + ¼ cup in the morning
  • juice of ½ an orange
  • ½ tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon orange extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon ginger
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a seal-able container and let sit overnight in the refrigerator (10-12 hours).
  2. In the morning, add the remaining ¼ cup almond milk to thin the oats out a bit and stir together.
  3. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy cold or microwave for 30 seconds to take the chill off.

 

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  1. 7

    says

    haha toooo funny about the birthday party, sounds…. fun? I don’t eat oats much but I do remember living steal cut because they are way chewier and more dense and fill me up easier.

  2. 9

    says

    Oh my goodness! This is so freaky… Right before going to bed last night, I thought about steel cut oats for breakfast. Before I started my blog checks a few minutes ago, I started boiling a pot of water for it. I have not so great strawberries that I was going to soak in orange juice and zest to add into the oats. Then, I read this and started laughing out loud. We are on the same boat today!

  3. 11

    Kerry says

    I love steel cut oats, but I had no idea you could use them to make overnight oats! I always thought they would stay too hard without cooking them, so I never tried it. The orange flavor sounds delicious! I’ll have to try this soon.

  4. 18

    says

    Awesome! I just heard about using steel cut oats in overnight oats too, but haven’t tried it yet. Can’t wait because I’m not usually a fan of regular overnight oats for the same reason as you. The orange flavor in yours sounds delicious!

  5. 24

    says

    Oats in a mason jar…so presh. I bet this would be amazing with coconut. I’m gonna try it with Trader Joe’s quick cooking steel cut oats–hopefully those’ll work. And I don’t have orange extract..but oh well that’s not stopping me either!!

  6. 25

    Irene says

    I was searching the web for a steel cut overnight oats recipe and yours was the first reliable source! Thanks so much for this! I was successful in my making my own for this morning (without the orange infusion sorry to say) but it’s such a flexible recipe. Love the chewiness. I can’t agree more about mushy oatmeal BARF! Anyway, I love how wholesome your recipes are. Great blog! I will be a continuous follower!

  7. 26

    Jessica says

    I tried a variation of this last night. I like it and my husband loved it. We added juice and zest from a whole orange, omitted maple syrup, added 1 cup of frozen blueberries and upped the almond milk to 1 1/2 cups. Also I forgot the ginger and we didn’t have orange essence. It was amazing. I couldn’t finish a whole serving. Definitely a jaw workout!

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